The next big thrust in my work will be to search for direct and forceful engagement. Yes, the present work has finesse. It does not have the sign-like organization which captures the viewer immediately with a vigorous and powerful confrontation. The magic which arrests attention is lacking. The art works I admire have this wizardry, from Picasso's, to Francis Bacon's, to Egon Schiele's. Not so much Matisse's work, but they have a deeper, contemplative depth. In sum, I am on a quest to marry the arresting ability of works, such as those of Picasso, Bacon, and Schiele, with the depth of contemplative reserve of the work of Matisse.
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